Ed Higgins Achieves Silver for Finding [Urban] Nature

Global Stone had the absolute privilege to see Ed Higgins receive his Silver award for his wonderfully unique garden ‘Finding [Urban] Nature’ at RHS Tatton last week.

Ed was one of five young designers (rather than the traditional three). The task was to create a garden that benefited health and well being for wildlife and people.

His inspiration came from a wasteland space in Nottingham. He wanted to show that an unloved area can be a beautiful space. His garden combines flowers for pollinators to enjoy with a community area for people to relax.

The garden featured wildflowers and a bee hotel, wooden crates for holding garden tools, scaffolding (complete with bunting), beautifully designed Corten panels, vegetable beds and, of course, a natural stone patio area.

We supplied Ed with our Old Rectory sandstone paving in York Green, which complemented beautifully with his deck chairs and rug. Ed’s garden clearly demonstrated the opportunity to transform brownfield sites into temporary social/biodiversity spaces before they are finally developed.

It was great to see the other four entrants’ gardens, with Will Williams winning Gold with At One. Nicola Oakley and Max Harriman received a Silver Gilt each, and Jimmy McAdam achieving Silver alongside Ed.

Well done all!